Collaborating with a team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University, Rice University's Dan Wallach, assistant professor of computer science, helped identify security flaws in electronic voting software that could result in ballot fraud.
Avi Rubin leads the Johns Hopkins research team that includes Adam Stubblefield, a Rice alumnus, and Yoshi Kohno.The researchers posted their "Analysis of an Electronic Voting System" on the web on July 23. By Friday, July 25, more than 100 media sources worldwide had referenced the researchers' findings.
"Dan Wallach's research has focused on exposing security issues in systems that have a large impact on society," said Keith Cooper, computer science chair. "This kind of work plays a critical role—exposing potential problems in automated systems and ensuring an open dialogue about the reliability of those systems. As society's dependence on computing grows, so does the importance of research and education in the area of computer security."
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July 25, 2003